N.O.R.E. popped up earlier this year after Prodigy wrote in his autobiography that Nore shot somebody. “The whole thing with the Prodigy book, its like you beating up somebody, then 10 years later the person brags,” Nore says. “His people did jump me, they jumped me because I shot somebody. Then after they jumped me, I shot him again,” he says. “How do you describe the situation like you won? That was my only problem with it. At the end of the day, Prodigy didn’t lie. He exaggerated.” He compares P to the kids from Long Island that go to the ghetto and love it, because there not from there.
DJ Envy says Nore tried to charge him $30,000 for a verse on his album. “Everybody has a moment when you blow up,” Nore says. “I had a hot moment.” Angela Yee recalls a recent incident Nore had with the security at a corporate Reebok party for Swizz Beatz. Nore said it was “black racism at its best.” He says he was smoking in the club and security told him to get out, but he thought they told him to put it out. Charlamagne Tha God was there and said Nore tried to pass the security guard the blunt.
Envy talks about Nore starting Pharrell’s career off with “Superthug.” Nore said it was real hard getting Pharrell for the “Finito” video shoot, and it had him feeling a way. He said P called him the next day to apologize, and admitted that “Superthug” was the record that got him hot. “It meant the world to me,” Nore says. He talks about being hurt after seeing Pharrell on 106 and Park talking about the first artists’ he worked with, and not mentioning Nore.
He discusses his current situation with Capone. He said there was a concert in Queensbridge and Capone called him to see what time he was going. Then Prodigy called asking him when he was going there as well. “They both fishing for the same thing,” Nore says. “I don’t hit Prodigy back because if I invite Prodigy to an event Capone is at, it’s like I’m setting one of them up.” Nore said Capone and him were supposed to meet at Styles P‘s juice bar, but that Pone never hit him back. “My drama in Queensbridge has always been over Capone,” he says. “I don’t have beef in Queensbridge. I handled the beef in Queensbridge. But originally, it never started over me… As a brother, I just felt he should of stood next to me.”
Charlamagne said Capone might not have wanted to go because of the snitching rumors. Nore responds, “Capone is not no sucker at all. Capone is very well respected in that hood.” He talks about Raekwon saying to him, “your man don’t want to be a rapper.” Nore says Pone doesn’t want to work and that “he’s like a old boxer.” He says he’s having fun and taking advantage of the opportunity. N.O.R.E. concludes, “Any artist right now thats not hot, it’s because there lazy bums.”